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Cabinet reaches agreement with Bluegrass.org to manage Hazelwood ICF

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has reached an agreement with Bluegrass.org – a Kentucky-based, non-profit organization – to assume management of Hazelwood, a state-owned Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The agreement includes Hazewood ICF, the Hazelwood specialty clinic, and three community homes. “Hazelwood plays an invaluable

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services Becomes Baptist Health Floyd

After months of transition work, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services officially became part of Baptist Health at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. The new name of the organization is Baptist Health Floyd. The binding asset purchase agreement was signed at the end of June and was approved by the Floyd County Commissioners,

Cabinet reaches agreement with Bluegrass.org to manage Hazelwood ICF

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has reached an agreement with Bluegrass.org – a Kentucky-based, non-profit organization – to assume management of Hazelwood, a state-owned Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The agreement includes Hazewood ICF, the Hazelwood specialty clinic, and three community homes. “Hazelwood plays an invaluable

Severity of future dementia burden revealed in 20 states, including Kentucky

  According to new data reported at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London, multiple regions of the United States have been revealed as neurology “deserts” due to a projected chronic shortage of neurologists, and a rapid rise in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia cases. The research further shows that, due to

Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys

Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2017.  The new Members (Partners) include: Amy Baker – Atlanta office – Real Estate & Banking Service Group Baker’s practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate transactions and secured lending.  Her practice includes the representation of national,

Government Affairs

Medical Review Panels – A New Day for Healthcare in Kentucky

By Kathryn A. Eckert and Amber K. Knouff Starting in July, practitioners may be asked to sign for mail from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and open this to discover a “Proposed Complaint.” Thanks to a new and sweeping effort at reform in healthcare in the Commonwealth, Kentucky healthcare providers now need to

Healthcare issues in the upcoming elections

By Ben Keeton After a brief delay, the primary elections are official and we can move our attention to the upcoming general elections in November.  While we can feel a bit of relief from the campaign commercials, the next several months are important as the candidates present their vision for the future of Kentucky.  Healthcare

Features

Younger meets older

These three young professionals are impacting aging care through their roles with Masonic Homes of Kentucky (MHKY). We spoke with Nick Cooper, executive director and administrator; Casey Adams, vice president of independent living; and Nicole Candler, senior vice president of marketing and communications, about about advances in aging care and why they enjoy working with

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